Clark Cougar Sports

COUGARS SLAY DRAGONS

by on May.05, 2011, under Baseball

Martin dives for win

Working their way to a “cardiac” Cougars title, Clark won their first playoff game like their last regular season game – in the bottom of the last inning.  Clark defeated Southwest 3-2.
It was a tight game throughout the night.  The game was scoreless coming into the bottom of the 5th inning.  Ed Moore walked after receiving 4 straight balls for a walk.   With two outs, Hunter McFall reached base on a full count walk.  Both runners advanced on a passed ball and were in scoring position for Braden Mattson, who hit a single that easily scored Moore, and by threatening to advance to second, he was able to get McFall home for the second run before being thrown out to end the inning.
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The Dragons came back in the top of the 6th to score 2 runs and the Cougars were unable to get any runs across in the bottom of the 6th, leaving the game tied 2-2.  The Cougars held the Dragons scoreless in the top of the 7th inning.  In Clark’s at bat, Robert Martin stepped into the batter’s box, and on the first pitch took a ball and on the second pitch hit a double to deep left center.   Ed Moore stepped into the box and hit a single to deep right field which scored Martin from second and gave Clark the winning run.
Clark bats were largely silent during the evening with only 7 hits for the game, but they scored the first and final hits to secure the win.  On the mound for the Cougars was Chris Werland who pitched 5 innings, giving up no runs.  Matt Cohen came in to pitch the 6th and 7th innings, giving up 2 runs.  It was enough – the Cougars got the win.  In the best of 3 series, Clark will face Southwest tomorrow night, May 6th at 7:30pm at Southwest Baseball field.
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